HEALTHY STEPPING topIF you enjoy walking and being outdoors in the beautiful countryside, come and join Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council countryside staff and volunteers on a variety of scenic walks around the borough.

Each walk will be led by experienced guides from countryside staff, the Tees Valley Wildlife Trust, Guisborough Walkers are Welcome and Loftus Accord Walking Group plus many more.

The festival runs between Saturday 18 June and Sunday 3 July, and the rangers and organisers have some great walks in store. Whether you are a rambler or a stroller, there is something for everyone.

John Roberts from Loftus Accord Walking Group, said:

“Going on a guided walk enables you to relax, safe in the knowledge that you don’t need to think about a route or be concerned about getting lost.

“It also helps you to appreciate familiar places in a new way as the leader can give you fresh insights into the area and stimulate your imagination.”

Cllr Carl Quartermain, Cabinet Member for Jobs, Skills and Leisure, added:

“As well as a great way to improve your health, the Walking Festival is a brilliant opportunity to explore corners of the borough people may not always see.

“The festival promises something for everyone so you don’t need to be a long-distance hiker to enjoy the variety of trails Redcar and Cleveland has to offer.”

The cost of each walk varies with the maximum being £2 per person and with plenty of walking choices each day to suit all abilities, the festival is the perfect excuse to explore the stunning countryside of Redcar and Cleveland.

To download a Walking Festival Brochure visit